UFC Vegas 9 bonuses: Four ‘Performance of the Night’ awards handed out

For the second time in one month, the UFC didn’t hand out a “Fight of the Night” bonus at the end of an event. Four fighters – Brian Kelleher, Andre Muniz, Michel Pereira and Ovince Saint Preux – each received additional $50,000 checks for “Performance of the Night,” but the award for a hard-fought battle […]


New research shows tracing apps can save lives at all levels of uptake

The latest research findings from a team of modelers and epidemiologists at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine and Google Research suggest digital contact tracing, such as that based on Google and Apple’s Exposure Notification System (ENS), can help to control the epidemic at low levels of app uptake. The latest research models the potential […]


China’s exports rise the most in nearly 1-1/2 years as economies reopen; imports slip

China’s exports rose for the third consecutive month in August, eclipsing an extended fall in imports, as more of its trading partners relaxed coronavirus lockdowns in a further boost to the recovery in the world’s second-biggest economy. Exports in August rose a solid 9.5% from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday, marking the […]


Twitter hack conspirators may include a 16-year-old from Massachusetts

The investigation of the unprecedented Twitter hack earlier this summer has produced a new suspect: a 16-year-old from Massachusetts, according to a new report from The New York Times. This new suspect would be the youngest of the group of conspirators spanning the US and the UK, a group now totaling four individuals who together […]


People smugglers caught hiding family of five in back of van jailed

Three people smugglers caught hiding a family of five in the back of a van have been jailed. Leontin Padure, 37, Maria-Mirabela Bulumez, 22, and Marcel-Ionut Frant, 27, were all arrested on February 16 after they were stopped at an Essex port. Border Force officers searched a red Mercedes Sprinter van driven by Padure at […]